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Suppose I'm Obsessing a Bit

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      18 comments

I'm being a little obsessive I suppose trying to avoid illness and injury in the last 11 days before my first half marathon. Little Gwen (2 years old) climbs up into a chair and helps me put her in the crib. When she is feeling cooperative... Read more

Grieving the Loss of Food as a Friend

Monday, November 05, 2012      25 comments

Recently a good friend asked me a whole series of questions about how I lost weight and how I am keeping it off. I talked about portion control, increasing exercise, healthiest food choices, and the commitment to quit quitting - no matter what. ... Read more

Her Bib Number Should Have Been 71205

Saturday, November 03, 2012      21 comments

Her bib number was to have been 71205. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of her run from Corral #71 on the TV. But as you have probably heard, the New York Marathon has been ... Read more

Halloween Pumpkin

Thursday, November 01, 2012      16 comments

For breakfast I had cooked fresh pumpkin, applesauce, and wheat germ this morning. With a cup of tea, absolutely yummy!! I roasted the pumpkin seeds yesterday afternoon and ate them in between trick or treaters. After 9 o'clock I turned off the ... Read more

Scheduled Long Run

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      13 comments

It's all arranged. And it's certainly better than nothing, but not perfect. The Galloway program director set up my 14 mile long run for Saturday starting at 5 am. (You may remember my pacegroup leader thought the 13.5 mile run I did on 10-20 wa... Read more

The Good Fight

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      12 comments

My body feels like it is trying to fight off the cold germs that are all around this house. On the positive side, I had a really good night's sleep last night and ate a delicious grapefruit this morning. The scale was down a little, too. R... Read more

I Might Change My Mind, But For Now I'm Quite Content

Sunday, October 28, 2012      19 comments

I've been trying to get some of the people in my running group to join my bike group. Today two runners showed up to ride, but the rest of the group I usually ride with decided that Hurricane Sandy was causing too much wind. They went to a bike ... Read more

Supportive Competition

Saturday, October 27, 2012      16 comments

Do you see the white haired guy in the background? His name is Fritz. He is 75 years old and hardly ever enters a race without coming in first in his age group. And he often runs 2 or 3 races a month. Twice I ran in races where he was also compe... Read more

Turn Around

Friday, October 26, 2012      17 comments

A lot of things were not going too well. Two year old Gwen is sick. Naturally, she's fussy and that takes a lot out of me. Hubby has probably the worst cold he's had in over 30 years. It seems like he was a little sick for a couple weeks and now... Read more

Good Thoughts and Healthy Vibes

Thursday, October 25, 2012      16 comments

Think I can outrun a cough?? I just may try. I ran 3 miles today with no walk breaks at just about 6 mph or 10 minutes per mile. Did 10 minute warm up before and 10 minute cool down after as well. I'm feeling strong and healthy. I'm trying to th... Read more

Problems Solved ??!!?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      17 comments

The laptop computer I bought six months ago went out. No power was getting to the computer. Tech came to my house and his visit was covered by warranty. Replaced my battery, charger, motherboard, and more parts. When he left my laptop had power.... Read more

Truly Enjoying

Sunday, October 21, 2012      21 comments

Beautiful day here in central Florida. Our bike ride started at 54 degrees according to the time-temp sign we saw about 10 minutes into our ride. It was the first time I ever wore a jacket for our group ride. Needless to say, the jacket came off... Read more

Gone the Distance

Saturday, October 20, 2012      21 comments

I ran-walk-ran over 13.5 miles this morning. My group ran about 12 and a half and then I did a little more. Even with my back not 100% it felt good! I absolutely know without a doubt I can make a half marathon because I've already gone the dista... Read more

Overcoming Threats to Healthy Lifestyle

Thursday, October 18, 2012      16 comments

Today I went just under 5 miles in 70 minutes on the treadmill. 40 minutes of it was run-walk-run -- actually 23 minutes of run @ average 6.7 mph and 17 minutes of walk @ 4 mph. The remaining 30 minutes were very slow warm up and cool down. My b... Read more

Maybe Some Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      23 comments

I can imagine a different world, a better world, a healthy world, a convenient world: * A world where readily available foods are really good for you and the labels are clear and accurate. * A world where restaurants donít make you choose so... Read more


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